Wednesday, March 24, 2010

throwing up while running-eek!

You may not know it, but ever since I got home from vacation I have been battling some sort of sickness. Head congestion and weakness, that moved into my chest about a week ago. It causes me to cough a lot and I just haven't been able to get rid of it. Last Saturday I decided it felt like it had become a sinus infection (could feel pressure in my teeth) so I decided I would go to the doctor Sunday or Monday. Well, we got a bunch of snow sat/sun, so we didn't leave the house. By the time Monday rolled around I felt like I was on the road to recovery so I figured I didn't need to go to the doctor and didn't. Well, it still hasn't gone away and yesterday about 20 minutes after dinner the girls and I went outside, they rode their bikes and I walked the dog behind them. They were getting farther and farther away from me so I decided to start jogging slowly just to keep up. BAD IDEA! I started coughing, which then caused me to throw up on the side of the road. UGH! Guess it wasn't a good idea to run after eating while not feeling well. Duh!
Then last night I got out of bed and started coughing again, and AGAIN threw up. Yuck! I guess maybe it really is time to go to the doctor. I'll try to go Thursday while I'm in town. Hopefully this junk goes away and I can get back to some serious workouts. By the way I DID go to the gym Tues and do my 2 classes (at about 70%) and it took everything out of me. I hate feeling this way.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

no workouts in a while

Its crazy, but I haven't worked out in about 2 weeks! I did go on vacation last week skiing so I do consider the skiing a workout (I break a sweat doing it), but even including that, my last day of skiing was one week ago today! I usually push myself really hard when snow skiing or waterskiing, because to me they are workouts that are fun and therefore don't feel like workouts. But I want to get the most out of them as possible so I cut as many turns as a can and drive my skiis into the snow or water to really work my legs. However, on this trip I was pretty much fighting off either a cold or altitude sickness the whole time, so I took it pretty easy the first two days. The third day I finally went down some black diamond runs (for those of u who don't ski, green is the easiest, blue is middle, black diamond is hard, and double black is really hard). So the third day we did some blacks, but my hubby was having sore knees so we didn't do as many as I'd hoped. Either way, I tried to squeeze as much as a workout out of that last day as I could, but it just didn't seem like I'd given it all I had, since I was saving some energy just to walk (remember I was getting sick). So anyway, we headed home and I DID get sick, and still am, which is why consequently I haven't been working out on the treadmill or going to the gym at all. Hopefully, I'll be all better by Fri, because we are hosting a birthday party sleepover for my daughter and her friends. I need energy!!!!! :)